• On the crisis of masculinities

    Taking a phrase uttered by the actress Emma Thompson in a recent interview, today I shall make an attempt at looking into the ‘crisis of masculinities’ in eastern societies, how it stimulates and incites gender based violence including honor killing, Vani, Karo Kari etc., and its impact on gender,...
  • From Intent to Impact

    To read about the second day of the Global WIL Economic Forum 2017, click here. October 25th, 2017, Dubai (UAE): More than 600 business leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, artists and youth from around the world, gathered today at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, for the first day of the Global...
  • Flexible work hours boost efficiency: Research

    Dubai, UAE: Allowing flexible hours enables efficiency for both sexes, according to a new survey carried out by global PR and Communications body, Global Women in PR (GWPR). And while flexibility is attractive to the 83% of parent respondents who found balancing childcare and work a challenge, women are...
  • Opinion: Women’s Vulnerabilities, Globalization & Sustainability

    Globalization – a buzzword in today’s day and age! A term that has both negative and positive connotations, it is all about open or free trade economies, internationalized financial markets and much more. But that said, a thorough study highlights how it can negatively impact the female gender. According...
  • Saahas – the story of one woman, a laptop and a big vision

    On the occasion of the International Day of Youth, the Red Elephant Foundation announced the formal launch of its mobile app, Saahas. The mobile version of the GBV Help Map, Saahas is a tool for survivors of gender-based violence and for bystanders to equip themselves with resources to respond...
  • Women’s Rights and Activism – Difference and Unity

    On thinking about women’s rights and activism, unity and difference, I had considered the theory of Intersectionality as an important factor in a woman’s lived experience of marginalisation and oppression. This is an important exploration insomuch as the women’s rights movement needs to be inclusive of women from all...
  • Of Women, Manels And Gender Stereotype in Pakistan

    Women are one of the biggest emerging (and continuously growing) consumer markets in the world – online and off – with their impact in the next decade on global economy as significant as India and China to say the least. While women are now being touted as the third...
  • OPINION: Modern Slavery Trends around the Globe

    Modern slavery is an umbrella term for the serious human rights violations in the forms of (and not limited to), forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking. A global affliction, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 45.8 million people employed in some form of modern slavery in...
  • Honorable Crimes

    The concept of honor has always been identified with gender, specifically speaking the female gender. The term itself connotes a multitude of social concepts, deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset as well as politico-economic ideals; which can be anything from being negative, positive, chivalrous as well as stereotypical. In the 20th...